Diffusion, Atomic Ordering, and Mass Transport

Selected Topics in Geochemistry

  • J. Ganguly

Part of the Advances in Physical Geochemistry book series (PHYSICAL GEOCHE, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. J. D. Kubicki, A. C. Lasaga
    Pages 1-50
  3. Charles R. Ross II
    Pages 51-90
  4. Sumit Chakraborty, Jibamitra Ganguly
    Pages 120-175
  5. Masana Morioka, Hiroshi Nagasawa
    Pages 176-197
  6. Matthew J. Kramer, Karl E. Seifert
    Pages 286-303
  7. C. E. Lesher, D. Walker
    Pages 396-451
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 561-567

About this book


One of the fundamental objectives of physical geochemistry is to understand the evolution of geochemical systems from microscopic to regional and global scales. At present there seems to be a general recognition of the fact that internal properties of minerals record important aspects of the evolutionary history of their host rocks which may be unraveled by very fine scale observations. A major focus in the development of geochemical research in the last thirty years has been the application of classical thermodynamics to reconstruct the conditions at which the states of quenched mineralogical properties of rocks have equilibrated during the course of their evolution. While these works have funda­ mentally influenced our understanding ofthe physico-chemical history ofrocks, in recent years petrologists, mineralogists, and geochemists have been making greater efforts towards the application of kinetic theories in order to develop a better appreciation of the temporal details of geochemical processes. The present volume brings together a variety of current research on transport in systems of geochemical interest from atomic to outcrop scales. A major theme is atomic migration or diffusion, and its various manifestations on microscopic and macroscopic scales. Transport in the solid state is controlled by diffusion and is responsible for the states of atomic ordering and relaxation of composi­ tional zoning in minerals, development of compositional zoning during cooling, exsolution lamellae, and creep.


chemistry diffusion geochemistry hydrogen kinetics mineral petrology

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Ganguly
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeosciencesUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-9021-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-9019-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0722-3269
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